Though American highways offer easy driving, speedy travel, and smooth surfaces, they lack the excitement of drag racing a yeti. Roam the forest atop an ATV with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a dune-buggy adventure for two from Revolution, The Off-Road Experience in Clermont (a $112.35 value). The 60-minute adventure includes:
- A safety briefing
- A two-person buggy, which both passengers may take a turn driving
- Helmets, goggles, and gloves for two<p>
Revolution dishes up adrenaline on its massive course of pavement-free trails, training riders to safely operate extreme vehicles before sending them off on wild rides. The dune-buggy experience commences with a beginners’ safety lesson in the specially built training area, covering braking, cornering, and safe-riding and -driving skills. Then, two dune-buggy drivers are set loose on a powerful Can-Am Commander X–series vehicle, upon which they navigate a 2-mile track of tight turns, steep hills, and a perpetual sunset for dramatic exits. After a training lap with an experienced instructor, duos can circle the course four times, darting across fine sand, loose dirt, and uneven grass. Passengers may take a turn driving or just keep drivers entertained with rousing games of I Spy. All required safety equipment—including helmets, gloves, and goggles—is provided, but riders with suitable gear can bring their own if they choose.
Revolution Off Road
A fleet of ATVs and dune buggies carries passengers on wild, pavement-free rides through more than 240 acres of Floridian tropics at Revolution Off Road. Behind the wheel of an 8-wheeled amphibious vehicle called the Mucky Duck, drivers can wheel up man made steps instead of looking for a nearby escalator. Alternately, the company’s local body of water, Revolution Lake, lets adventurers take advantage of 60 acres of sport fishing, where they can catch, photograph, and release specimens such as largemouth bass and croppies.